About Dr. Schimpff

Dr. Steve Schimpff

Stephen C Schimpff, MD, is the former Chief Executive Officer of the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), the flagship hospital of the University of Maryland Medical System. In 1985, he became Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the newly created University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore and became CEO of UMMC in 1999.

Dr. Schimpff is an internationally recognized infectious disease expert and cancer researcher, who came to the University of Maryland from the National Cancer Institute. He became professor of medicine and head of infectious diseases at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1979. He was tenured and appointed professor of pharmacology and oncology in 1982 when he became the founding Director of the University of Maryland Cancer Center.

He is a 1963 graduate of Rutgers University, where he was a Henry Rutgers Scholar. He obtained his M.D. degree in 1967 at Yale Medical School and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. His internal medicine internship and residency was at Yale-New Haven Hospital (1967-1969) followed by fellowships in medical oncology and infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health. He has published more than 200 scientific articles, reviews and book chapters and has edited three text books, including “Comprehensive Textbook of Oncology.”

Since his retirement in 2004 he authored The Future of Medicine—Megatrends in Healthcare and is working on a sequel. Dr. Schimpff writes about the future of medicine and healthcare issues in his blog, Dr. Schimpff continues as a voluntary Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he teaches residents and fellows in oncology and infectious diseases and is a research professor at the UM School of Public Policy.

Steve resides with his wife of 47 years, Carol, in Columbia, MD. They also spend time in Canaan Valley, West Virginia, where they volunteer at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Their daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren live in Los Angles.